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Reviews

Winterlight – Gestural Abstractions

n5MD

electronica take on the post-punk pop scene


Cubs – Rivers Of Amber/Frozen Waterfall

Rusted Rail Records

“an eclectic and uplifting collection of songs that genuinely describe organic Irish music.”


Firefriend – Dead Icons

Cardinal Fuzz/Little Cloud Records

“conflating many of the best guitar records in history with reverential glee”


Seasurfer – Zombies

Reptile Music

eighties infused dreampop with an icy synth edge


Collin Gorman Weiland – Now & Thus Suite

Moon Glyph

“An engaging and transportive dose of New Age ambience”


Low Island – If You Could Have it All Again.

Emotional Interference

soulful synthpop triumph


Landon Caldwell & Flower Head Ensemble – Simultaneous Systems

Moon Glyph

“Heightened-consciousness composition meeting inspirational improv”


Grave Flowers Bongo Band – Strength Of Spring

Castle Face

“whirlwind garage-psych decorated with pastoral flourishes, proto-punk abrasion and heavy Glam”


Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg

4AD

Oddball post-punk, “New Long Leg [is] a sensory weapon in waiting.”


Clark – Playground In A Lake

Deutsche Grammophon

‘astonishing’ neoclassical soundtrack to the end of the world


Nuke Watch – The Manhattan Project – Live In NY

Moon Glyph

“an out-there soundtrack rich in invention that sculpts a new NYC of the near future.”


Tune-Yards – sketchy.

4AD

sketchy seems put together from cutting room scraps, a using up of leftovers and as a consequence feels quite ordinary”


Henry The Rabbit, Béatrice Morel-Journel & Semay Wu – Songs Of The Marsh

Moon Glyph

“Art imitating art” to create a soundtrack all of its own.


Loner Deluxe – Field Recordings

Rusted Rail

diverse and eclectic set of songs from label head


Painted Shrines – Heaven And Holy

Woodsist

“lightly psychedelic dose of alt-folk-informed indie led astray by an undercurrent of distortion”


Timelash – A Morphology Of Wonders

Aguirre

“a clash of tribal exotica and otherworldly sci-fi tension”


Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone & Black Tempest – Dataland

Cardinal Fuzz/Feeding Tube

“like Kraftwerk directing some on-stage version of a Douglas Coupland novel”


Miss Grit – Impostor EP

S/R

Impostor is just too good as fitting in to really stand out.


Dreamweapon – Rites Of Lunacy

Cardinal Fuzz/Little Cloud

“There’s out-there and then there’s far-out; the line is just a dot to Dreamweapon.”


Here Lies Man – Ritual Divination

RidingEasy Records

“a sweaty, dusty rite-of-passage dose of retro rock”